Long service leave when a business changes ownership

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Employee / workerEmployer

Under the WA Long Service Leave Act, an employee’s entitlement to long service leave depends on the length of their continuous employment with a business or organisation.  

The term continuous employment is not restricted to service with just the existing employer, but can also include employers who previously owned the business.

If a new employer buys or takes over a business, and retains the existing employees, the employer will take on all the long service leave obligations for those employees. This applies regardless of anything written in a sale of business contract.

Learn more and watch our video on this topic at www.dmirs.wa.gov.au/lsl-ownership-changes

Labour Relations
Department News
15 Aug 2023

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